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Junius E Taylor, Ding Sheng He: Apparatus and method for predicting ablation depth. Engineering & Research Associates, Cahill Sutto & Thomas, November 27, 2001: US06322558 (257 worldwide citation)

During an ablation procedure in a chamber of the heart RF energy is used to form a myocardial lesion for treatment of some arrhythmias such as sustained supraventricular tachycardia and accessory pathways. A galvanic cell formed by a metallic electrode having a first work function at the ablation si ...


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Junius E Taylor: Apparatus and method for thermal ablation. Engineering & Research Associates, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, December 16, 1997: US05697925 (239 worldwide citation)

A catheter for use in an electrophysiological procedure to ablate a site includes a metallic tip having a first work function and energized by a source of RF energy. The RF energy return path is through a relatively large plate of a metallic material having a second work function and disposed at a l ...


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Loren C Acker, Daniel C Harmony: Hollow core coaxial catheter. Engineering & Research Associates, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, April 9, 1991: US05006119 (215 worldwide citation)

A hollow core coaxial catheter supporting a heatable probe or balloon transmits electrical power, such as RF energy, to the ohmically resistive probe or balloon. The hollow core may accommodate passage of a guide wire, fiber optics for imaging or laser, fluid flow for perfusion and/or a lumen for fl ...


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Junius E Taylor: Apparatus and method for controlling ablation depth. Engineering & Research Associates, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, September 5, 2000: US06113592 (208 worldwide citation)

During an ablation procedure in a chamber of the heart RF energy is used to form a myocardial lesion for treatment of some arrhythmias such as sustained supraventricular tachycardia and accessory pathways. A galvanic cell, formed by a metallic electrode having a first work function at the ablation s ...


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Junius E Taylor, Loren C Acker: Apparatus and method for determining the extent of ablation. Engineering & Research Associates, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, March 21, 2000: US06039731 (200 worldwide citation)

A catheter for use in an electrophysiological procedure to ablate a site includes a first electrode having a first work function and energized by a source of RF energy. A second electrode having a second work function is disposed adjacent tissue. The difference in work functions of the first and sec ...


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Junius E Taylor: Probe for thermal ablation. Engineering & Research Associates, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, December 1, 1998: US05843075 (189 worldwide citation)

A probe for use with a catheter in an electrophysiological procedure to map and to ablate any of several tissue sites without repositioning the probe includes a metallic tip and a plurality of metallic rings, each tip and ring having a first work function and energized by a source of RF energy. The ...


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Junius E Taylor, Loren C Acker: Apparatus and method for determining ablation. Engineering Research & Associates, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, February 9, 1999: US05868737 (153 worldwide citation)

A catheter for use in an electrophysiological procedure to ablate a site includes a metallic tip having a first work function and energized by a source of RF energy. The RF energy return path is through a relatively large plate of a metallic material having a second work function and disposed at a l ...


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Junius E Taylor: Apparatus and method for thermal ablation. Engineering & Research Associates, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, January 11, 2000: US06013074 (102 worldwide citation)

A catheter for use in an electrophysiological procedure to ablate a site includes a metallic tip having a first work function and energized by a source of RF energy. The RF energy return path is through a relatively large plate of a metallic material having a second work function and disposed at a l ...


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Yee Chin Wong, Andrea J Yool, Kristi A Hansen, Junius E Taylor: Apparatus and method for real time determination of materials' electrical properties. Engineering & Research Associates, Cahill von Hellens & Glazer, February 24, 2004: US06696844 (100 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for ablating organic material, such as tissue, during an EP procedure generates a monitor signal to provide unambiguous indicia of real time characteristics of the ablation site prior to, during and subsequent to the EP procedure by providing indicia representative of the impedance of the ...


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Junius E Taylor: Apparatus for thermal ablation. Engineering & Research Associates, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, January 30, 2001: US06179833 (84 worldwide citation)

A catheter for use in an electrophysiological procedure to ablate a site includes a metallic tip having a first work function and energized by a source of RF energy. The RF energy return path is through a relatively large plate of a metallic material having a second work function and disposed at a l ...